THE world cannot continue on this path of destroying human embryos for stem cell research.

As a pencil falling from a table obeys the law of gravity, so too, there is a spiritual law: "what you sow, you will reap." Through prayer, fasting, and the intervention of the Mother of God, this terrible harvest has been delayed.

But oh, how many governments and scientific bodies seem intent on hastening the day. They feel the sacrifice of life now, will possess health and wellbeing for themselves in the future. It is madness. They are taking from another–in blood–so as to give to themselves.

In Scripture, King Ahab and his wife killed Naboth so as to take possession of his vineyard. But when the Lord saw this he said,

After murdering, do you also take possession? For this, the Lord says: In the place where the dogs licked up the blood of Naboth, the dogs shall lick up your blood, too. (1 Kgs 21)

Pope Benedict XVI, in his homily to open the Synod of Bishops in Rome last year said,

    …the threat of judgment also concerns us, the Church in Europe, Europe and the West in general …the Lord is also crying out to our ears the words that in the Book of Revelation he addresses to the Church of Ephesus: “If you do not repent I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place” (2: 5). Light can also be taken away from us and we do well to let this warning ring out with its full seriousness in our hearts…

But God does not want to treat us according to our sins. He who loved us unto death wishes, rather, that we would respond to this warning as did King Ahab:

When Ahab heard these words, he tore his garments and put on sackcloth over his bare flesh... Then the Lord said to Elijah the Tishbite, "Have you seen that Ahab has humbled himself before me? Since he has humbled himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his time..."